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Roscommon People Mart Watch - August 9th

 

 

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

“There was a good entry of excellent quality stock on offer at Tuesday’s opening show and sale of autumn-born calves. Weanling bulls averaged from €2.12 per kilo up to €2.67 per kilo while weanling heifers fetched from an average of €2.15 per kilo up to €2.70 kilo. There were a good number of agents, exporters, and farmers in attendance with the majority of lots getting sold.

  “The mart will host a special sale of weanlings on Tuesday, August 20th at 5 pm including suckler cows. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, August 15th.

  “There was a similar entry of sheep on offer at this week’s sale. There was a steady trade for lambs with prices fetching €104 for 53.7kgs. There was a good trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €78 up to €108. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set.

  “There was a good entry of top-quality breeding sheep on offer at the opening sale of the season on Saturday last. There was a lively trade for breeding ewes with a good clearance of lots. Two-year-olds made up to €156. There was a brisk trade for hoggets with the tops fetching €215. Breeding sales continue this Saturday (10th) at 11 am (gates open at 8 am).

  “The mart will also host the West of Ireland Registered Pedigree Suffolk Sheep Breeders Club Premier Show and Sale of Suffolk Sheep. Show at 11 30 am and sale at 1.30 pm”.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

 

Weanling heifers

BBX 455kgs €1070 - €2.35 per kilo, BBX 430kgs €1010 - €2.34 per kilo, Lim X 415kgs €1000 - €2.40 per kilo, BBX 370kgs €1000 - €2.70 per kilo, Lim X 410kgs €955 - €2.32 per kilo, Char X 325kgs €820 - €2.52 per kilo, Lim X 355kgs €780 - €2.19 per kilo, Char X 355kgs €800 - €2.25 per kilo, Lim X 295kgs €700 - €2.37 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Char X 535kgs €1300 - €2.42 per kilo, 2 BBX 481kgs €1200 - €2.49 per kilo, Char X 440kgs €1170 - €2.65 per kilo, Char X 475kgs €1130 - €2.37 per kilo, Lim X 465kgs €1102 - €2.40 per kilo, Lim X 370kgs €950 - €2.56 per kilo, Lim X 380kgs €960 - €2.52 per kilo, Char X 405kgs €1085 - €2.67 per kilo, BBX 375kgs €850 - €2.26 per kilo, Lim X 270kgs €620 - €2.29 per kilo.

Spring lamb

53.7kgs €104, 49.7kgs €102, 49.2kgs €100, 52.1kgs €100, 52.6kgs €100, 49.7kgs €98.50, 48kgs €97, 44kgs €92, 42.7kgs €90, 42.1kgs €88, 40.6kgs €88, 39.7kgs €83, 34.4kgs €81.5, 37.5kgs €80.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

 

“There were 400 cattle on offer this week and despite all the unrest in the last number of weeks in the farming sector, a good clearance was reported from all rings.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,010 to €1,780 for a Limousin cow with her limousin bull calf at foot.

  “Dairy type calves made from €85 up to €240 with continental types making from €250 up to €775 for a Limousin heifer calf, while the runners made from €370 to €665.

  “Sales continue today (Thursday, August 8th)  with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings on offer. Sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.

 

Castlerea Mart sample prices

 

 

Heifers

Lmx 290kgs €720, AAx 265kgs €570, AA 280kgs €625, Lmx 420kgs €1000, Chx 410kgs €950, Lmx 385kgs €925, BBX 445kgs €1065, Ch 480kgs €1045, Ch 470kgs €1025, Lmx 485kgs €1030, Lm 705kgs €1395, AAX 685kgs €1230, Six 710kgs €1220, Hex 675kgs €1200, Lm 560kgs €1165.

Weanling bulls

Chx 285kgs €670, Lmx 265kgs €600, Lmx 295kgs €585, Lmx 345kgs €930, Lmx 320kgs €915, Ch 385kgs €910, Chx 335kgs €830.

Weanling heifers

Six 240kgs €710, Chx 290kgs €640, Chx 335kgs €865, Chx 385kgs €830, Six 320kgs €800, Lmx 340kg €725, Chx 430kgs €930.

Dry cows

AAx 455kgs €755, Ch 740kgs €1350, Lm 820kgs €1295, Lmx 745kgs €1270, AAX 700kgs €1225, BBx 710kgs €1150, Six 690kgs €1180, Fr 780kgs €1075, Chx 715kgs €1050, AAX 670kgs €1070.

Bullocks

Chx 475kgs €1145, Lm 445kgs €1145, Chx 420kgs €1075, Lm 480kgs €1050, Six 520kgs €1160, Chx 520kgs €1075, Hex 520kgs €830, AAx 515kgs €830, Bax 595kgs €1205, Lmx 580kgs €1200, Ch 555kgs €1165, Lmx 550kgs €1120, AAx 620kgs €1160, Lm 620kgs €1300, AAX 675kgs €1280.

 

 

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